Monday, 6 February 2012

Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 92 - Two Peas in a Pod

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus, a writing challenge in which participants are asked to write a text to a prompt using only 100 words or less, not including the prompt, which this week is 'Two peas in a pod'.

To read Mrs. Matlock's instructions scroll down past my text. But please read my story first:

'Yes, I see what you mean. They do look alike', said Mrs Carlton to her daughter's first grade teacher, Mrs Robertson.

'Well, I was just wondering. Is Katherine related to Rebecca?'


'Maybe cousins or half-sisters?'


'Maybe it's just the way they dress. But they do look alike. Like
two peas in a pod!'

'Yes', said Mrs Carlton nervously, thinking back to her daughter's delivery. She had been in an auto-accident and was heavily sedated. They did an emergency C-section. Said it was twins, but that one of them died. Could it be? Nah. it's just not possible!

Word count, not including the prompt, according to WordCalc: 99

Best wishes,


This is a piece of fiction. It is the 'twins-separated-at-birth-theme'. (Talk about literary devices!) Sorry about dipping into the thriller/horror-genre here. This is what comes from reading too many novels by Stephen King and Dean Koontz last summer (or was it the summer before?) I promise to write a nicer, less scary text, next time.

I posted very late last week. You may like that story better. It's a whole lot funnier. If you have not read my post for last week's SC, please do so here. Thank you.

First Commenter:
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Here are Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:

Welcome to week ninety-two of Saturday Centus.

I think I told you last week that Miss Nonna at Tasty Tales sent me some prompts to use...

...and because I am packing to move, working on a wedding shower and wedding food for my sister and living without a kitchen...I'm going to take advantage of Nonna's superior brain power...



WORD COUNT - 100 words total PLUS the five words of the prompt...105 words total

The regular restrictions apply: PG, no splitting of the prompt, play nicely and visit the other entries, any style or genre of writing you prefer.

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E-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Feel free to link up anytime between now and next Saturday!

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Jenny Matlock


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this a lot - it builds slowly to the final question in the mom's mind, and leaves us wondering the same thing. Well done!

Nonna said...

Outstanding Anna ! What a well thought out and written story. I loved the Mom wondering at the end too!!!

Jo said...

very clever, i enjoyed the whole "twins separated at birth" thing ... said...

It does make me wonder...Hospital staff do mess up sometimes. Great job, Anna! Oh, and my first grade teacher was Mrs. Carlton, so this brings up nice memories.

Stay bundled up as you brave the snow, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Love the text! Perfect just the way it is :)

anitamombanita said...

that's always an interesting question, don't you think!? Nicely done!

Jenny said...

Anna, this was so cool. I was thinking black market baby mistake...and all kinds of twisted thoughts!

Loved this clever direction!

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